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Masterpiece Episode: "The Lost Prince"

Season 34, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of “The Lost Prince,” a lavish two-part biopic of Queen Elizabeth II's epileptic and learning-disabled uncle, John (Daniel Williams and Matthew Thomas), whose short life (1905-19) paralleled the dissolution of European royalty's gilded age. Prince John was “lost” to history because he was kept hidden from public view because of his odd behavior, which is apparent as the drama opens, in 1908.
Original Air Date: Oct 17, 2004
Guest Cast Daniel Williams: Young Prince John Miranda Richardson: Queen Mary Frank Finlay: Asquith David Barrass: Kaiser Wilhelm Maggie McCourt: Lady in Waiting Tom Hollander: George V Roz McCutcheon: Fat Mary Ian Taylor: Footman with Butter Jonathan Coy: Dr. Hetherington Henrietta Voigts: Suffragette Vanessa Ackerman: Olga Ron Cook: Lloyd George Ingeborga Dapkunaite: Tsarina Alexandra Kate Manning: May John Rowe: Dr. Longhurst Bill Nighy: Lord Stamfordham Michael Gambon: Edward VII Rollo Weeks: Prince George Bibi Andersson: Queen Alexandra Holly Boyd: Tatiana Nastya Razduhova: Maria Richard Searle: Frantic Official Sam Page: Young Alexei Gina McKee: Lalla David Westhead: Fred Dominic Colenso: David Craig Shenton: Bertie Ivan Marevich: Tsar Nicholas John Sessions: Mr. Hansell Henry Cook: Henry Brock Everitt-Elwick: Young Georgie Fritha Goodey: Fine Looking Woman Matthew Thomas: Prince John Martin Wimbush: Violinist Mary Nighy: Young Mary Nicholas Palliser: Knutsford

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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